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Unitel, Alcatel-Lucent and RIM launch the BlackBerry Solution in Mongolia


Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Paris, and Waterloo, Ontario – Unitel Corporation, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the commercial launch of the BlackBerry® solution in Mongolia.

Unitel’s customers will now be able to enjoy the productivity benefits of using BlackBerry smartphones to stay connected to people and information on the go. Users will benefit from enhanced communications, with easy, wireless access to email, phone, calendar, web, multimedia and a range of other business and leisure applications.

At launch, Unitel will offer its customers the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9000, BlackBerry® Curve™ 8320 and BlackBerry® 8700g smartphones, as well as BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and BlackBerry® Internet Service.

“We are pleased to offer BlackBerry smartphones and services for our customers, to both corporate customers and consumers. It is an innovative and revolutionary solution that is already used by millions of people worldwide,” said Bold Ganbat, Chief Marketing Officer for Unitel.

“This agreement strengthens Alcatel-Lucent’s already strong relationship with Unitel in helping them deliver advanced communications services to their business and consumer customers,” said Alexander Tikhonov, Head of Alcatel-Lucent’s Business in CIS. “Unitel will expand their business opportunity and enable their customers to benefit from the high flexibility offered by BlackBerry smartphones for staying connected anytime and everywhere.”

Mark Guibert, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, RIM added: “We are pleased to work with Alcatel-Lucent and Unitel to introduce the BlackBerry solution to Unitel’s customers in Mongolia. BlackBerry smartphones are a popular choice with both professionals and consumers around the world who want to stay connected to people and information while on the move.”

The BlackBerry Bold 9000 smartphone is a communications and multimedia powerhouse. It supports HSDPA high-speed networks around the world and comes with integrated GPS and Wi-Fi® (802.11 a/b/g). It features a lustrous black exterior, satin chrome finished frame and stylish leatherette backplate, as well as a stunning display, sophisticated user interface and highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard.

The BlackBerry Curve 8320 smartphone comes in a stylish and compact design with a large display, built-in Wi-Fi, an easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard and intuitive trackball navigation system. It features a range of advanced multimedia capabilities together with the renowned communications features that have won praise for BlackBerry smartphones around the world. In addition, it comes with a 2 megapixel camera with zoom and support for video recording, built-in flash, self-portrait mirror and full screen viewfinder.

The BlackBerry 8700g delivers reliable performance for wireless email, web browsing and other mobile applications. It features a bright, high-resolution display, supports messaging (SMS and MMS) and instant messaging and comes with premium phone features such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing, call forwarding, a speakerphone and Bluetooth® support for hands-free use with car kits and wireless headsets.

Unitel is offering BlackBerry Enterprise Server for corporate customers and BlackBerry Internet Service for smaller businesses and individual users:

BlackBerry Enterprise Server is for organizations that manage their own email servers. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® and offers advanced security features and IT policy controls to enable secure, push-based wireless access to email and other corporate data. BlackBerry Internet Service is for smaller businesses and individuals. It allows customers to access up to 10 supported corporate and personal email accounts (including most popular ISP email accounts such as Yahoo! Mail and Google Mail) from a BlackBerry smartphone.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:


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